We have all sorts of gadgets in our home designed for helping Baby Gray sit, play, rest, stand, or bounce while I cook dinner, get ready, or just need a minute. When he first came home, we had the Graco Soothe and Swaddle. It was perfect for while he was tiny and stationary. Then this started to happen:
Don’t worry, I’m not up for Mother of the Year anytime soon.
We upgraded from the Soothe and Swaddle to the Fisher Price Infant to Toddler Rocker. This was supposed to be perfect from newborn to toddling age. You can lock the rocker part when they start to lean forward (as seen above) and it keeps them from being able to flip out. However, it makes them lay almost completely flat, which Baby Gray hates. (I don’t have a photo of when he started sitting up in the rocker because I quit using it immediately, which has me much closer to that Mother of the Year nomination.)
We use our Baby Einstein Music and Motion Jumper quite often, but it is bulky and hard to move around the house (and totally out of the question for traveling). Baby Gray loves it, though. It is definitely something I’m glad we have.
He loves his “satellite” and so do I. If it were a little more portable, it would be a clear winner for this stage. Unfortunately, it’s not. He loves that he can “stand up” and see around him.
I wasn’t quite sure what gadget would be needed to effectively seat our little guy for the next few months until I saw the KidCo Go-Pod on a friend’s baby registry. From the minute I saw it, I knew it would work for us. It folds up to travel, has toy hooks, is lightweight, has height adjustments, and I don’t even know what all else.
We’ve only had the Go-Pod a day, but we’ll see how it goes. I’m sure it will be just right for this phase, just as all these other gadgets were. (And, really, who am I kidding? He’s going to be all over the place here pretty soon; then it won’t matter what gadget I have, unless it’s a fence!)